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U.S. Advocacy Programs

U.S. Advocacy Programs
U.S. Advocacy Programs
SfN members at the US capitol building for Hill Day 2013
SfN provides neuroscientists with a unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, DC, and facilitates member visits to Capitol Hill or local District offices to discuss issues important to the scientific community.

It also promotes public information about the nature of scientific discovery (including the responsible use of animals in research) and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

Advocacy News

April 18, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Apr 18, 2014

- NIH and AHRQ announce updated policy for application submission
- Animals with human rights will be more than a pet peeve for researchers
- H.R. 4472: US-Israel Global Neuroscience Partnership Act of 2014
- Finding may explain why women more likely develop Alzheimer's
- Videos: A (very) close look inside the zebrafish brain
- Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws
- Brain scans: Don’t throw out the baby with the dead salmon

Senator Menendez Tours Rutgers Laboratory Following SfN Hill Day

Apr 17, 2014

During the recent Society for Neuroscience Capitol Hill Day, Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom invited Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to tour his laboratory.

SfN Members Advocate for Increased Science Research

Apr 17, 2014

Forty-five researchers representing twenty-six states took to Capitol Hill on March 26 for SfN’s eighth annual Capitol Hill Day.

April 11, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Apr 11, 2014

- House passes Ryan budget
- UCSF doctor's brain health registry could dramatically cut research costs
- RIP, K.C.
- Congressmen Smith, Fattah Announce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Alzheimer's Research and Int'l Action Plan
- Watch proteins do the jitterbug
- Paralyzed men move again with spinal stimulation
- Neuroscientists, you now have no excuse not to share raw data

NSF Launches Understanding the Brain Portal

Apr 03, 2014

NSF has launched a new portal dedicated to the agency’s brain research funding opportunities and news.

NSF Seeking Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research Proposals

Mar 28, 2014

As part of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative, NSF is seeking Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals with the potential to transform our ability to analyze brain function underlying behavioral and cognitive processes.

Highlights from Capitol Hill Day 2014

Mar 27, 2014

SfN members met with more than 75 congressional offices on March 26 to advocate for scientific research.

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